after much research on other forums i have decided to go with mobil 1 0W-40
however a buddy just told me that since my car has almost 110K miles on it I should go with atleast 5W-40 or 10-40 since the bearings and all are probably worn out and 0 viscosity is too thin for high mileage cars.
any suggestions ? I drive my car real hard when i can on the streets, but i am aroudn chicago and winter will kick in a month,
__________________ <span style='font-size:15pt;line-height:100%'><span style='color:red'>JUST SOLD:</span> <span style='color:blue'>01 BMW 330i with Sport & M Package(5sp)</span></span>
<span style='font-size:14pt;line-height:100%'><span style='color:blue'>Past:</span> <span style='color:red'>1996 BMW 328i</span></span>
Are you changing your own oil? Do you know what I found out?! BMW makes you get a special tool goddamnit (I forget what it's called) to get off the oil filter cover thingie! I didn't have one and now I've got little scratches from the wrench!
For those who have a black plastic oil filter housing cap (it's less usual than the silver metal cap), you will certainly need a special tool made by CarTool especially for BMW. I bought this for approx. 20$ (Cdn , so approx. 14$ USD). Without this, it will be such a pain to change your oil filter. This tool is available in BMW dealerships.
I went through the same thing...chewing up that plastic cover....Use your channel lock pliers on the plastic "bolt" on top...then stick a quality screw driver through the pliers so you can turn it the whole housing...this is the only efficient way to do it w/out ripping apart the top of the cap, or buying the special tool...
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